Tuesday, March 8, 2011


You can read it on their faces: sometimes even the robins look like they're tired of winter.

But then, just when you feel the mud and gray will never leave, the buds begin to swell and there are snowdrops and you spy a crocus or two peeking through the dirt.

It's on the way!

Soon it'll be time for nesting and bird song again.
We'll hear the pleasant sound of plowing the field behind the studio and smell that good earth scent, spring's best perfume.

For now I'm gazing out the window dreaming of gardening weather and making lists of which plants didn't make it through winter.
This year the blueberries were hit hard but the elderberries and cherries look like they're just longing to blossom.

Hurrah, it's time to think spring.
Are you as excited as I am?


Sharon Hermens said...

Our Spring has already started. The Redbud trees are bursting with pink. The Bradford Pear in our back yard look like snow their buds are so white. My Peonies are taller each day...I can't wait to see them again! The squirrls are chasing each other around the trees and the Cardnials are just beautiful! I haven't seen any robins yet but they will come. Good wished come your way.

Anonymous said...

lol, Sharyn. He does look annoyed with the whole thing! Beautiful photos!!
Hugs, Diane

Jeri Landers said...

Yes, excited enough to spend all day yesterday on my knees in muddy boots!

Christen said...

Add me to the yes's. One day warm, one day cold, just looking for one day wet, we do need it here, but every day blessed.

Debbie said...

Well, I'm excited you are closer to spring, because then I'm getting closer here in the midwest, though nothing is poking up yet. You are my early signs and your excitement is infections. Love your photos as always. You always give me hope! ;- )

Brandi said...

I am like that first picture of the robin...impatient for spring to come and cranky about winter :). Thanks for the pictures, they brightened my day!

Anonymous said...

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Jeri Landers said...

Sharon, Thank you for the marvelous idea on my fallen Maple. A teeter totter sounds simply marvelous! I hadn't thought of it at all.Perhaps a swing seat to go with it. If it isn't too much trouble, I would love a picture. Thank you for the offer! Someone else suggested a dough bowl, I love that idea, too. One thing is for certain, our dear old tree will live on in some form or another!